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Ireland Women Begin World Cup Campaign With Four-Try Win

Ireland Women Begin World Cup Campaign With Four-Try Win

The Ireland Women (sponsored by TritonLake) booked their quarter-final place at the Rugby World Cup Sevens with a well-judged 24-12 win over Brazil.

Captain Lucy Mulhall and her team-mates got their first taste of the Cape Town Stadium, and early tries in both halves sent them on their way in their opening game of the weekend.

The Brazilians made it two tries apiece just before half-time, but a brilliant individual effort from Beibhinn Parsons and Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe’s second score put Ireland through to the Championship rounds.

Aiden McNulty’s side are back in action tonight (kick-off 8.05pm local time/7.05pm Irish time), taking on defending champions New Zealand with a much-coveted semi-final spot on the line.

All of Ireland’s games are live on the RTÉ Player in the Republic of Ireland, while there will be coverage across Irish Rugby social media channels and on IrishRugby.ie. A full list of broadcasters is available here.

The Ireland Men’s and Women’s Sevens teams are wearing their brand new Canterbury kit for the World Cup in Cape Town. Click here to buy the new jerseys online from Intersport Elverys.